Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Urban Decay Non Eyeshadow Dupes

Cream Shadow
Grass: Revlon Illuminance Cream Shadow Moonlit Jewels 3rd color

Eye Liner
Baked: Wet 'n Wild Bronze Eyeliner
Clash: Milani Eyez in Aquatic Style
Crave: Black Eye Liner
Delinquent: Milani Shadow Eyez in Royal Purple
JuJu: Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadow in Not Just Nudes
Perversion: Jordana 12 HR Made to Last Liquid Eye Liner Pencil in Black Point
Sin: Milani Eyez in Champagne Toast
Whiskey: Brown Eye Liner
Zero: NYX Slide on Liner in Jet Black

Glide on Cheek Tint in Indecent: NYX Creme Blush in Orange
Glide on Cheek Tint in Sin: Bare Minerals Flawless Radiance
Naked Flushed Blush: Milani Baked Blush in Rose D'Oro
Score: NARS Orgasm

Face Products
All Nighter Spray: Elf Makeup Mist & Set
Primer Potion in Sin: Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in RSVP

Bang: Wet 'n Wild Purty Persimmon
Revolution Lipstick in Native: Maybelline Color Whisper in Lust for Blush
Revolution Lipstick in Venom: Wet 'n Wild Fergie Lipstick in Ferguson Crest Cabernet

Lip Gloss
Obsessed: Maybelline Color Elixir in Petal Plush

Lip Liner
Native: Rimmel East End Snob
Paranoid: Prestige Lip Liner in Baby
Wicked: Jordana Baby Berry

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Lush Haul!

It has been awhile since I got any Lush products, and I had been watching Lush haul's on Youtube. I started to want to get some products, and my birthday is coming up so I am giving myself a birthday present. These are the products I got, and I say what the website says for each thing, and my review.

1. Dragon's Egg Bath Bomb: The website says this is a "citrus sherbet-scented fizzy firecracker. Unleash fire and bathe in a whirlpool of magnificently vibrant, sizzling color and a spectacular explosion of sights, sounds, and scents. Inhale the refreshing sherbet-y citrus scent of lemon and bergamot; you'll feel like you're up and away on the back of your own dragon. This mystical Bath Bomb fizzles, crackles, curls, and ends with a glitter explosion. Citrus oils are known for their invigorating effect on the mind, and Dragon's Egg is no exception! Drop one of these into the bath for a serious wake-up call on groggy mornings, or before an evening out. Features: 1. Release the beast: For days when you feel like a dragon and need to let off some steam. 2. Sensational: A spectacular bath time experience for all of your senses. 3. Cheery citrus: Lemon oil has an uplifting aroma and is toning and refreshing for the skin."

My Review: Before taking a bath the ball has a very strong scent of lemon. It is white, but you can see different colors beneath the surface. This sounds like something I could use tonight. I read on someone's blog (I can't remember who) that this was one of their favorite bath bombs. My experience: When I first put it in, it growled like a dragon! I didn't know where the sound was coming from, then I realized it was the bath bomb! Description: white, yellow, orange, fizzles, green blobs, golden glitter, orange water, white frothy, bubbles, red blobs, yellow blobs, clear blobs. It smells citrusy, and it is invigorating. My skin feels soft. I can see why that blogger said this was one of her favorite bath bombs. It is fun. It was a good experience. I could stay in the bath tub for hours! Afterwards, my skin smells sweet and it is soft. I have a few gold glitter here and there on my skin.

2. Fizzbanger Bath Bomb: The website says it is "an alluring apple and spice bath bomb. Transform your ordinary bath into something new and exciting. Whizz! Bang! Pop! Fizz! Our Fizzbanger Bath Bomb goes off in the bath water as if it were loaded with miniature fireworks. Experience an alluring symphony of crackling candy, and a potion of spectacular slow fizzing spectrum of swirling color. The scent changes right before your nose, pulling you in with a delectable blend of crisp apples and cinnamon that settles into a spicy cinnamon toffee. Smell familiar? That's Love perfume, from our Gorilla Exclusives. Features: 1. Ordinary is boring: Mix up your tub time with our mystifying potion. 2. Bath time fireworks: Fizzbanger is a crackling cacophony of color and scent for a fizz-tastic bath experience. 3. Hot stuff: Cinnamon has spicy, woody notes and is incredibly warming, perfect for your bath."

Review: Before I put it into the bath it smells like spices. I can't smell the apple and cinnamon. This is another favorite from that blogger I mentioned. Somehow the bath bomb broke, now I can smell the apple cinnamon. It smells like an apple pie. Description: blue, bubbles, yellow-orange, yellow, it isn't so loud as the description says, I can smell the cinnamon. The blue and yellow mix together to make green, now the bath water is lime green, an actual tiny paper came out that says "bang" on it. It wasn't exciting like the description says. It sounded like it would be a firework in the bath, but that wasn't my experience. It was just like any other bath bomb I have tried. It smells really good. In the end the bath water is lime colored. I liked this bath bomb, but I wouldn't say this was my favorite bath bomb of all time. I didn't notice the smell changing, but that could be my own sense of smell not working very good. There is also a white foam floating around like clouds in the water.

3. Butterball Bath Bomb: The website says this is a "beautiful butter cream hydration for dry skin. Our vanilla-scented Bath Bomb is anything but boring when you lay back into a cozy white blanket of creamy, buttery froth. This little fizzier is the ultimate in comfort with chunks of creamy cocoa butter; it's fantastic for rehydrating dry skin. Baths can dry your skin if they're too hot, so if you're in need of a long, lingering bath pop one of these gorgeous beauties into the tub for a vanilla custard soak to lull you into a deep relaxed state - and leave with sweeter, softer skin. Features: 1. Sweet relief: For bath enthusiasts who love long baths and suffer from dry skin. 2. Cuckoo for cocoa: Chunks of cocoa butter melt in the water and moisturize your skin as you bathe. 3. Finely fragranced: The intoxicating blend of vanilla musk and ylang yang was one of our first fragrances."

My Review: Before taking a bath with it, it smells like pure butter. I heard about this from sayanythingbr00ke's youtube videos. This is one of her favorite bath bombs. I was reading the reviews on the Lush website and someone says that after the water drains there is a residue, so you need to immediately rinse it off with hot water. You can see the chunks of butter float out. There is also brown specks of something. The water looks cloudy. It has a smell that I don't recognize. It doesn't smell like vanilla to me. It must be the ylang ylang. You don't have to put on lotion afterwards. The bath is very moisturizing.

4. Granny Takes a Dip Bath Bomb: The website says this is "blissfully bright bathing. When you need a break from the real world, hide away in the tub with this psychedelic fizzer. Lie back and watch as its mesmerizing colorful swirls radiate around you, filling the air with the groovy multilayered scent of uplifting lemon oil, spicy black pepper and fresh ginger oil. Let your mind wander as the colors dance and swirl creating a hypnotizing spectacle, and eventually blend together to turn the water a deep comforting purple. Ready to make your triumphant return to reality? Emerge from the tub with softened, lightly perfumed skin and a clear mind. Features: 1. Bathtime spectacle: The wonderful array of swirling colors paints a gorgeous picture in the tub. 2. '60s inspiration: This bomb was inspired by a 1960's clothing boutique called Granny Takes a Trip. 3. A bit of bubble: The pink outer ring contains small bits of Bubble Bar for a bit of bubbling bliss."

My Review: This is a brand new bath bomb, and I heard about it on Youtube videos and on blogs, so I have been curious about this ever since it came out. To save money you can break this in half, and use for 2 separate baths. One of the reviews I read online said you should rinse your bathtub afterward to prevent staining because it may turn your bathtub a different color! Description: bright pink, red, green, yellow, and light blue. It looks like a tie dye shirt. Bath bombs always make bubbles. It smells like lemon candy. I tried to break it in half, but i failed. The bath water is purple. It did leave a spot of my tub pink, but that will come off. It's not a problem.

5. MMM Melting Marshmallow Moment Bath Melt: The website says this is a "candy-scented melt-y bath marvel. MMM melts into a pink, fluffy waterbed of marshmallow and moisturizing cocoa butter to satisfy cravings for all things sweet and delicious. Each pink, cupcake-shaped bath melt is made with real marshmallow herb, which produces a sweet, skin-soothing mucilage and marigold, which is equally lovely and calming for your skin. Part bath melt and part bath bomb - it's the fluffiest, pinkest bath melt we've ever created. Mixing it with the bath bomb mixture means that Melting Marshmallow Moment goes the distance. It fizzes and melts slowly, releasing the softening, skin soothing cocoa butter and almond oil into the water. Features: 1. Dessert for the tub: Our sweet cupcake confection slowly smooshes into the bath water releasing its sugary scent. 2. A real softy: Almond oil and cocoa butter work their softening magic on the skin. 3. Soothe operator: Chamomile is known for its soothing properties. Using powdered chamomile allows it to absorb the water."

Review: Before putting this into the bath it smells like candy. It smells like a Lush product I think I got at Christmas time. This was recommended by sayanythingbr00ke. You can cut this into 4 pieces. I had my dad cut this into 4 pieces. They aren't even. This makes lots of bubbles! 

How to Use: "Drop half, or a whole bath melt into the tub as it fills with warm water. When the tub is full, get in and let the natural oils soften and moisturize your skin. Bath melts are designed to melt at body temperature so keep them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight."

6. Dreamtime Bath Melt: The website says this is a "soothing lavender and jasmine melt. When should you drop this luxuriously creamy, sleep-inducing herbal bath melt into the water? Bedtime! It may look small, but its secret strengths lie in its seductive scent. Dreamtime is a natural sleep remedy that makes your worries fade away with all of the most calming and relaxing essential oils we could think of - jasmine, lavender, chamomile and sandalwood. Melt one of these into your tub when you need softer skin and pleasant dreams. Kiss insomnia goodnight. Features: 1. Sleep aid: Slip one of these dreamy wonders into your bath when you need a relaxed mind and body. 2. Soft skin, naturally: Soaking in melted cocoa butter hydrates and softens your entire body. 3. Slip away into the tub: Exotic sandalwood aids restful sleep and relaxes you head to toe."

My Review: This was recommended by the blogger. This melted in the mail, so I put it in the fridge over night. This can be broken in half for 2 baths. This cut in half very easily. I took a bath after work when my feet were sore. This makes bubbles like the other melt. I wasn't expecting that. The water smells so good. It is like a perfume I would wear. It is very relaxing. 

7. The Comforter Bubble Bar: The website says this is a "comforting fruity blackcurrant bubbler. When life is getting you down, crumble The Comforter under hot, running water for passionately purple water and creamy, comforting bubbles. This massive slice of vibrant fruitiness gives you the feeling of being enveloped in a warm hug and gently consoled by the friendly fruity aroma of a blackcurrant candy. It was created to bring a real sense of comfort to people, just like a real comforter would. Snuggle in, and stay undercover until you're ready to face the world once again. Even better, each bath creates two baths of fruit comfort. Features: 1. Berry escape: Soaking in a tub with The Comforter is like sinking beneath a bath of cotton wool. 2. Berry relaxing: The warm aroma of cassis absolute is so relaxing that you'll go to bed feeling happier. 3. Berry good: Blackcurrant absolute is extracted by solvent extraction from the buds of the blackcurrant bush."

Review: Before putting it into the bath it has a smell I don't recognize. I think it is blackcurrant. I heard about this on Youtube from the bubblegumprincess. She breaks off pieces and uses them that way. She says you could use this for 4 baths. It broke apart easily. I didn't have to use a knife. I used about half and there are so many bubbles! It smells like berries.

How to use: "Crumble under running warm water as you fill the tub. The amount you need to use will vary, but this bar usually yields one or two baths. The stronger your water pressure, the more bubbles you will make; we encourage experimentation for best results. To get the most out of your bubble bars, keep them in a cool, dry place. 

At the very bottom of the Lush box was a catalog. This is a lot better than the newspaper they used to have. This is more like a book. I think it looks good.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Empties Review

These videos I see sometimes on Youtube where people show the products they have used up. The theory is, you will give a good review if you have used up a product. These are my products I have most recently used up or I don't want to use them anymore, I am ready to throw them out.

1. Urban Decay De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray: I am still unsure about this product. I have been having problems being oily. I used this product after putting on my makeup, but I didn't see a difference. Recently, I went to Sephora and told them I was needing a primer, a powder, and a setting spray. The girl recommended me getting this spray to use as a primer and a setting spray. I had to order the powder, so I haven't had that to see if the whole idea works. So even though this ran out and I did repurchase this, I don't know if I would recommend it.

2. Herbal Essences Smooth Collection Shampoo: This is one of my all time favorite shampoos. I used it back in high school and they discontinued it. When I saw they brought it back, I was so happy! It has 0% Silicone, but it still lathers. It has an infused blend of rose hips, vitamin e, and jojoba extracts. It smells like roses, and makes your hair smell wonderful. People don't know it is your shampoo, they just think you smell good. I would repurchase this. I recommend it. I also like the conditioner.

3. Covergirl Lash Perfection Mascara: This has gotten old. There is a bad smell to it, so I need to throw it out. This mascara is ok. I wouldn't repurchase it. It didn't impress me that much.

4. L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes: I liked this, but during the summer time especially it's not good for me to be without my waterproof mascara. Sometimes my eyes water, and sometimes I touch my eyes I think which smears the mascara onto my face. It just works best for me to have waterproof mascara. I also can tell my lashes curl better with waterproof mascara.

5. Candles by Victoria Sugar Scrub in Vanilla Bean: I first heard about this on a video by TheBubbleGumPrincess on Youtube. She got a bunch of body products, so I ordered a body scrub, a lip scrub, and a lotion. I liked this scrub, but sometimes the sugar particles would all bunch together and harden and those would be too hard on my skin. I have had other body scrubs that were better, so I'm not going to repurchase this.

6. Dove Go Fresh Revive Body Wash in Pomegranate & Lemon Verbena Scent: I really liked this body wash. I got it because I ran out of my Lush Prince Charming Shower Gel, and I wanted to find something to replace it. I think the Prince Charming had pomegranate in it, so I thought this would be a good one to try. I really loved the smell, and it made my skin so soft. I would repurchase this or try it in a different scent because I like to change things up. I recommend this.

7. Glam Glow Thirsty Mud Hydrating Treatment: I got two samples of this when I bought the Macadamia Hair Mask. I was really glad to try this because I heard a lot of talk about it. It smells like coconut. It feels so moisturizing. I like the way it feels. I can't tell a difference after I use it. I won't buy this because it is too expensive for me.

8. Freeman Facial Purifying Paper Mask Star Fruit: This is a sample I got at Walmart. I have only seen this as being able to have one at a time, not a box of masks. I really liked this mask! I would repurchase this. This is what it says on the back about the mask: "This serum-infused paper facial mask with Star Fruit helps calm skin stressed by flare-ups. Lavender and Niachinamide help balance oil production. Tea Tree soothes breakout-stressed skin. Perfect for combination to oily skin."

9. Fortune Cookie Soap Witch, Please! No Good Deed Whipped Cream: I liked the smell at first. But then it smelled too much like maple syrup to me. I don't like that smell on my body. The lotion was good quality and moisturized my skin. I won't repurchase this, but I would purchase a whipped cream again.

10. Fortune Cookie Soap Unicorn Farts Shampoo & Conditioner Bars: I didn't use this all up. I tried to use it, but I like liquid shampoo and conditioner better. It wasn't amazing on my hair enough to use over a liquid. Also, the smell wasn't that wonderful. I would not repurchase this.

11. Fortune Cookie Soap Witch, Please! Flying Monkeys Personal Space: This is a room air freshener. But I can't smell it! It is a very, very light scent. I would not purchase this.

August Favorites

Favorite Movies

1. Lucy: This is an action type of a movie. The beginning was really shocking to me. I didn't know that people were used to transport drugs into other countries. The drugs are put into people's organs! That way they can get through security in the airports. Lucy is an innocent girl who gets kidnapped and they put a new kind of drug into her organs. She is supposed to go to a country in Europe, and do whatever it is they tell her to do, and she will be given back her freedom. What happens is the drug leaks, and the drug causes her to start using more and more of her brain. She turns into a super hero type person. As the movie goes on you see Morgan Freeman's character is a scientist/professor who is studying about how much percent of the brain people use. He says people use only 10% of their brains, so what would happen if they used more? Lucy shows what happens. It is a very exciting movie. And it feels good to see her get revenge on all her enemies.

2. The Giver: I read this book I think a long time ago, maybe in jr. high. I can't remember that well. I read it a second time in graduate school for a children's literature course. This movie is based on an award winning book. At one of the schools I worked at it was required reading for the 6th grade class. I heard this was one of the first dystopian novels, so before The Hunger Games and Divergent, there was The Giver. It takes place in the future, and there is a supposedly perfect society. But there are a lot of secrets to this society, and the main character (the boy) gets to learn the secrets. The more he learns the more he realizes how imperfect his society really is. This is a really good book. I recommend reading the book. I think the actors did a good job in the movie. Jeff Bridges plays The Giver, and Meryl Streep plays the leader of the society. The boy is the main character, and the girl is the love interest.

Beauty Products

1. Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup in 1W1 Bone: This is the lightest shade for warm skin coloring. I like this foundation because it has full coverage. I have a lot of acne scars that I want to cover. I have gotten this foundation before, but they changed the formula and when I got it a second time I was mismatched so I didn't like the foundation because it was the wrong color. If you go to the Estee Lauder website, you can get color matched and it will help you find the right foundation for your coloring and what you want. I found the color that was right for me, and then I went to the counter and told them exactly what I wanted. I have an Estee Lauder at my local Nordstrom's. 

2. L'Oreal Magic Lumi Highlighter in Fair: I heard about this concealer from Chanelette's Youtube videos. I needed to repurchase an under eye concealer, and instead of getting Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer, I decided to try out the L'Oreal one because Chanelette raved about it so much. I really like it! I like it better than the Maybelline one. It does a good job covering my under eye discoloration, and it blends out nicely. 

3. Julie G Nail Color in 9 to 5: This is a bright, neon orange color. This is a pretty color for the summer. 

That is all my beauty products I liked for the month! I tried out a lot of products, but there weren't many I could say were my favorite. 

Favorite Songs
1. Charity Vance - Love Me
2. Jamie Grace - Beautiful Day
3. Britt Nicole - Gold
4. The Romantics - What I Like About You
5. Tenth Avenue North - Losing
6. Danny Gokey - Hope in Front of Me
7. Natalie Grant - Held
8. Chris Tomlin - Waterfall
9. Francesca Battistelli - He Knows My Name

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Pretty Makeup Looks

These are 10 makeup looks that I have found on Youtube and copied with my own makeup that have turned out to be pretty makeup looks. You can use whatever makeup you own, as long as you know what the color is. I try to match the color up as best I can. It may not be an exact dupe, but the look ends up looking similar in the end. I have so much makeup that I feel like I don't need to go out and buy even more makeup to recreate a look. Sometimes the makeup I use is lower in cost than the one from the original. I call these looks "pretty looks" because they don't fall into another category like "back to school" or "fall makeup looks". I hope you find this helpful! I like to watch these videos because I have learned a lot about how to apply makeup, and I think it brings out an artist in me and I can express myself creatively with makeup.

1. Get Ready With Me! Simple & Nude by KathleenLights
a. Eye Primer
b. Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eye Shadow in Playa Del Pink, lid: Maybelline Color Tattoo in Inked in Pink
c. Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette, Cashmere Bunny, crease: The Balm Meet Matt(e) Nude in Matt Abdul
d. Same Palette, Push-Up, lid: Elf Baked Eye Shadow in Toasted
e. Same Palette, Silk Teddy, middle of lid: Stila's Kitten
f. Same Palette, Heaven, under brow: Wet 'n Wild Brûlée
g. Face Primer
h. Foundation
i. Concealer
j. Powder
k. Brown Eye Liner, tight line, waterline
l. Heaven, tear duct
m. Nudie, lower lash line: Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 2nd color
n. Mascara
o. NARS Laguna, temples, hairline, cheeks: Wet 'n Wild Bronzer in Bikini Contest
p. NYX Blush in Mauve: Covergirl Cheekers Blush in Soft Sable
q. Physicians Formula Shimmer Strip in Natural Nude, top of cheekbone, middle of nose: Bare Minerals Flawless Radiance
r. Too Faced Perfect Lips Lip Liner in Perfect Nude, line and fill it in: Boots No.7 Lip Liner in Nude
s. Too Faced Lipstick in Naked Dolly: Revlon Pink Pout with Bonnebell Strawberry Parfait on top to make it glisten.
My Thoughts: This is a pretty, warm look. I think it looks good on redheads, but the girl who did the look is not a redhead.

2. My Recent Go To Day or Night Makeup and Hair Summer 2014 by beeisforbeeauty
a. Face Primer
b. Foundation
c. Concealer
d. Contour, temples, sides of nose
e. Highlight, under eye triangle, nose, middle of chin, blend with sponge
f. Anastasia Banana Powder on highlight: Bare Minerals Well Rested
g. Brows
h. Eye Primer
i. Smashbox Full Exposure Palette, M4, lid: Wet 'n Wild Brûlée
j. Same Palette, M2, crease: Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 2nd color
k. Same Palette, S3, lid: L'Oreal 24 HR Infallible Eye Shadow in Amber Rush
l. Mascara
m. Falsies
n. Same Palette, M6, outer 3/4 of lower lash line: Wet 'n Wild Baked, Not Fried, top left color
o. Kat Von D Saint Palette, Heavens, inner corner: Pacifica Solar Complete Mineral Palette in Glow
p. Becca Opal Highlight, top of cheekbones and around eye area in c shape: The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer
q. NARS Deep Throat Blush: Elf Candid Coral
r. Appeal Cosmetics Mockup Lipstick: Wet 'n Wild Perfect Pout Lip Color in Fergie Daily
s. Whitening Lightning Nude Lip Gloss: NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Natural
My Thoughts: This is another pretty, warm look. I love Amber Rush. It is one of my "holy grail" eye shadows. The cheeks are coral, and the lips are a glossy nude.

3. MAC Greensmoke Tutorial! by AllThatFresh
a. Sonia Kashuk Eye on Neutral Palette, 2nd row, 3rd column, crease: Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 2nd color
b. MAC Greensmoke, lid, blend it out: Maybelline Eye Studio in Mad for Mauve, green color
c. MAC Mystery, outer v, blend it out: Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 3rd color
d. Concealer
e. Powder
f. MAC Mystery, outer half of lower lash line
g. MAC Greensmoke, inner half of lower lash line
h. Sonia Kashuk Eye on Neutral Palette, lightest shade: Wet 'n Wild Pride, 1st color
i. Brown Liquid Liner, upper lash line, wing a little bit
j. Mascara
k. She doesn't say what she is wearing on her cheeks and lips. Her cheeks look peachy and her lips are a glossy peach. I used The Balm Frat Boy and Buxom Lip Gloss in Creamsicle.
My Thoughts: I thought this was a pretty, green eye shadow look. The girl was requested to do a makeup look using MAC's Greensmoke, and this is the look she came up with. The green color in Maybelline Mad for Mauve is a good dupe for MAC's Greensmoke. I like how the peach on the cheeks and lips go with the green shadow.

4. Get Ready with Me My Everyday Bronze Eye by MakeupByCheryl
a. MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot, lashes to brow: Jordana 12 HR Made to Last Eye Shadow Pencil in Continuous Almond
b. Makeup Greek Creme Brûlée, crease: Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 2nd color
c. Makeup Geek Chicadee, crease: Wet 'n Wild To Muse and Carouse, yellow orange color
d. Makeup Geek Pigment in Afterglow, lid: Lorac Pro Palette in Champagne
e. Makeup Geek Cocoa Bear, outer lid, outer crease: Revlon Colorstay Palette in Attitude, bottom left
f. Makeup Geek Bada Bing, upper lash line, wing: Wet 'n Wild Naked Truth, Definer color
g. Concealer under brow
h. Brows
i. Mascara Primer
j. Mascara, upper lashes
k. False Lashes
l. Black Liner, waterline
m. Dior Creme de Rose Lip Balm: Nivea Lip Butter Raspberry Rose Kiss
n. Face Primer
o. Foundation
p. Concealer
q. Anastasia Contour Kit in Banana: Bare Minerals Well Rested
r. Makeup Geek Cocoa Bear, under eyes
s. Mascara, lower lashes
t. Powder
u. Bronzer under cheekbones, hairline, under jaw, neck, sides of nose
v. Makeup Geek Smitten Blush, back of the cheeks: The Balm Frat Boy
w. Makeup Geek Hanky Panky, apples of cheeks: Milani Blush in Delizioso Pink
x. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Beige, top of cheekbones, tip of nose, cupid's bow: Elf Blush in Gotta Glow
y. MAC Spice Lip Pencil: Wet 'n Wild Lip Liner in Brandywine 666
z. Dose of Colors Soft Touch Lipstick: NYX Round Lipstick in Orange Soda
a. City Cosmetics Los AngeLIPS Plumping Gloss: Bonnebell Lip Lites in Strawberry Parfait
b. Setting Spray
My Thoughts: Makeupbycheryl always does pretty looks. There are a lot of steps and a lot of makeup, but the end result always makes you feel glamorous. I think she is a good makeup artist. She knows how to put everything together.

5. Warm Shadows Makeup Tutorial by Casey Holmes
a. Eye Primer
b. Tape sides of eyes
c. BH Cosmetics It's Judy Time Palette, top 2nd color, crease: Wet and Wild Vanity, 2nd color
d. Same Palette, bottom left color, inner half of lid: Wet and Wild Comfort Zone, 2nd color
e. Same Palette, bottom 2nd color, outer half of lid: Sephora Disney Jasmine Storylook Palette in Bazaar
f. Same Palette, top row, 4th color, crease: Wet 'n Wild Sun-Set to See, crease color mixed with Wet and Wild Lost My Wristband, brow bone color
g. Same Palette, top row, 5th color, outer v: Wet and Wild Vanity, 3rd color
h. Blend it out.
i. Take off tape.
j. Face Primer
k. Foundation
l. Concealer
m. Anastasia Banana Powder: Bare Minerals Well Rested
n. Bronzer, temples, hairline, under cheekbones, jawline, neck, under lip
o. Becca Blush in Damselfly: Milani Baked Blush in Coralina
p. Dior Amber Diamond Highlight, top of cheekbones, cupid's bow: Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer in Tiki
q. Brows
r. Brown Gel Liner, upper lash line, wing
s. Brown Eye Liner, lower lash line, don't go all the way in
t. Same Palette, bottom left color, inner half of lid: Wet and Wild Comfort Zone, 2nd color
u. Same Palette, top row, 5th color, outer half of lid: Wet and Wild Vanity, 3rd color
v. Mascara
w. Same Palette, top row, 1st color, under brow: Wet and Wild Brûlée
x. MAC Whirl Lip Liner: Jordana Easyliner for Lips Retractable Pencil in Tawny
y. MAC Freckletone Lipstick: Revlon Lip Butter in Creme Brûlée
z. MAC Peachstock Lip Gloss: Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Peach Petal
My Thoughts: It looks strange when you take the tape off. I blended the sides where I took the tape off, and it looked better.  This is another warm look that suits warm skin coloring and redheads.

6. Everyday Makeup Routine 2014 by LoveLaughAndMakeup
a. Tape sides of eyes.
b. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk, lashes to brow, blend out with finger
c. Contour shade, crease: The Balm Rockstar Palette in Allegro
d. Shimmery dark brown and matte brown, crease: Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 6th color
e. MAC Charged water onto brush, Inglot Pigment No. 85, lid: Wet 'n Wild Comfort Zone, 8th color
f. Blend it out.
g. Black Liquid Liner, upper lash line wing
h. Black Eye Liner, tight line
i. Shimmery dark brown color, outer corner of crease
j. Black Eye Liner, waterline
k. Mascara
l. Foundation
m. Concealer
n. Banana color under eyes: Bare Minerals Well Rested
o. Contour, under cheekbones, under jaw
p. Brows
q. Urban Decay Native Bronzer, cheeks, forehead, everywhere the sun would naturally hit, nose, neck: Wet 'n Wild Bronzer in Bikini Contest
r. MAC Soft and Gentle, top of cheekbones, nose, cupid's bow: Hard Candy Tiki
s. MAC Lipstick in Spirit: L'Oreal Forever Frappe
t. MAC Lipstick in Honey Love in the center: L'Oreal Fairest Nude
u. NYX Setting Spray
My Thoughts: There is lots of bronzer in this look. I think it makes me not look so pale. Everything is a warm nude, the eyes, the cheeks, and the lips.

7. My Smokey Eye with A Twist by sayanythingbr00ke
a. MAC Painterly Paint Pot: Jordana 12 HR Made To Last Eye Shadow Pencil in Continuous Almond
b. BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette, tan color, above the crease: Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 2nd color
c. Same Palette, light lavender taupe, lid: Rimmel London 002 Smokey Brun, left color
d. Same Palette, dupe for MAC's Satin Taupe, crease, a little bit below tan color: Covergirl Tapestry Taupe
e. Same Palette, charcoal grey, outer lid, outer 1/2 of crease: Wet 'n Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection Photo OP Eye Shadow Bulletproof Glide, upper right
f. Same Palette, matte black, touch of black to the very outer most corner of lid and crease: Wet 'n Wild Greed, 3rd color
g. MAC Orb, under brow: Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 1st color
h. False Lashes
i. Black Liquid Liner, upper lash line, wing
j. Black Eye Liner, waterline
k. Urban Decay Liquid Liner in Minx, lower lash line: Essence Beach Cruisers Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Keep Calm and Go to the Beach!
l. Mascara on lower lash line
m. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk, inner corner
n. NARS Lip Gloss in Turkish Delight: Bonnebell Lip Lites in Strawberry Parfait
My Thoughts: I didn't wear any blush, bronzer, or highlight. The focus is on the eyes. The eyes are very dramatic because they are smoky and have black liquid liner with a wing, and a turquoise liquid liner on the lower lash line. The lips are a glossy light pink. For some reason the turquoise color reminds me of summer. (It is still summer when I wear this look.)

8. GRWM: Late Summer Edition (ALL DRUGSTORE) by SMLx0
a. Foundation
b. Concealer
c. Brows
d. Powder
e. Bronzer, under cheekbones, hairline
f. Maybelline The Nudes Palette, top row, 3rd color, crease
g. Same Palette, top row, 4th color, lid
h. Blend it out.
i. Top row, 4th color, lower lash line
j. Bottom row, 3rd color, inner corner
k. Revlon Colorstay Eye Liner Pencil in Topaz, waterline: NYX Jumbo Pencil in French Fries
l. False Lashes
m. Mascara
n. Covergirl Blush in Soft Mink
o. She doesn't say which lip liner she used. It is a berry, marroon, or cranberry type color. I used Jordana Lip Liner in Cabernet.
p. Wet 'n Wild Lipstick in 907c Mauve Outta Here
q. Rimmel Kate Moss 107 Lipstick: Maybelline Colour Elixir in Intoxicating Spice
My Thoughts: The top row, 4th color is a really pretty bronze, and it is pigmented. The blush color goes with the bronze eyes. It is a warm toned blush, almost like a bronzer. The end result looks like fall to me, but the bronze makes it also look like summer. My lips are glossy because I used the Maybelline Elixir. I think her lips were more matte. I blotted my lips with a tissue, and it makes my lips look matte. This look is good on warm skin and redheads, even though smlx0 is a brunette with tan skin. After I put on the Wet 'n Wild lipstick I noticed how dark the lip liner was compared to the lipstick, so I used a q-tip to blend the lip liner into the lipstick.

9. GET READY WITH ME! New Products and Giveaway! by Melissa Autry
a. Foundation
b. Powder
c. BH Cosmetics 6 Color Palette Contour and Blush, contour, under cheekbones, temples, sides of nose, under lip
d. Same Palette, rose pink blush: Covergirl Cheekers Blush in Rose Silk
e. NYX Jumbo Pencil in Purple, lid: Maybelline Color Tattoo in Painted Purple
f. BH Cosmetics Party Girl After-Hours Palette, blue purple color, lid: Wet 'n Wild Dancing in the Clouds, purple color
g. Same Palette, peach highlight, under brow: Wet 'n Wild Silent Treatment, lightest color
h. Same Palette, taupe matte brown, lightly in the crease: Stila In the Know Palette in Rain
i. Same Palette, reddish purple, crease: Elf 100 Eye Shadow Palette, 2nd row, 8th color
j. Same Palette, matte black brown, outer v, blend it out: Wet 'n Wild Baked Not Fried, top left color
k. Same Palette, blue purple color, add more to lid whatever was lost
l. Black Liquid Liner, upper lash line
m. Black Eye Liner, tight line, waterline-don't go all the way in: Jordana 12 HR Made To Last Liquid Eyeliner Pencil in 01 Black Point
n. Same Palette, reddish purple, lower lash line
o. Brows
p. Mascara
q. BH Cosmetics Naked Peach Lipstick: Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Peach
r. NYX Butter Gloss in Maple Blondie
My Thoughts: I like purple eyes, and the peach lips go good with them. I think purple eyes go good with so many eye colors.

10. Rose Gold Glam Full Face Makeup Look by MakeupByAlli
a. Foundation
b. Concealer
c. Brows
d. Makeup Geek Creme Brûlée, crease: Wet 'n Wild Vanity, 2nd color
e. Anastasia Amrezy Palette in Caramel, outer crease: Elf Beauty Clutch, 3rd row, 1st color
f. Tarte Smolder Eyes Eye Liner in Rose Gold, lid: NYX Glam Shadow Stick in Rose Gold
g. Anastasia Amrezy Palette in Glisten, lid: L'Oreal Infallible Eye Shadow in Amber Rush
h. Tarte Smolder Eyes Eye Liner in Rose Gold, waterline
i. Caramel, lower lash line, blend it out
j. Lorac Pro Palette 2, Rose, finger, pat to center of lids, inner part of lower lash line: Urban Decay Ammo Palette in Chopper
k. Same Palette, Cocoa, outer 1/3 of lid, blend it out, outer half of lower lash line: Too Faced The Return of Sexy Palette in Casting Couch
l. Caramel, blend out cocoa on lower lash line
m. Nectar, blend out edges of cocoa on eyelid area: Wet 'n Wild Newport Nights, upper right color
n. Beige, inner corner highlight, under brows: Sephora Disney Magic Carpet Ride in Splendid
o. NARS Contour Blush in Olympia, lighter side, set under eye concealer with that: Pumpkin & Poppy Inner Glow Powder in Celestial
p. Powder
q. Mascara
r. False Lashes
s. Black Liquid Liner. Since I''m not wearing false lashes I skipped this step.
t. Bronzer, under cheekbones, temples, hairline
u. NARS Luster Blush: Elf Peachy Keen
v. MAC MSF Soft and Gentle, top of cheekbones, nose, cupid's bow: Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer in Tiki
w. Dose of Colors in Angelic: Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer in Luna
x. Dose of Colors in Soft Touch: NYX Matte Lip Cream in Istanbul
y. Alexa Persico Cosmetics Lip Gloss in Hush: Jordana Lip Out Loud Super Shiny Gloss in #108 TTYL
My Thoughts: I love rose gold. I think that most of the colors used were similar. It created a pretty look in the end, which is all that matters to me. The caramel color I used wasn't very pigmented, so I don't recommend that. I would use a different color next time.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Real Housewives Addiction TAG!

I saw this TAG today on Leighannsays Youtube channel. She created it with her friend and I thought it was so funny and perfect for me because I am obviously addicted to this crazy show. Almost every month I list The Real Housewives as my favorite TV show.

1. Favorite Cast/City?

I think I liked this one the best because there was a lot of drama between Teresa and the woman in the middle (I forget her name). Now Teresa's sister-in-law has been on the show with her family, and I like to watch the dynamics between their two families.

2. Least Favorite Cast/City?

I don't know why I don't watch this one. I think there was even too much drama even for me. I have seen some episodes and reunions that I thought were interesting, but I don't usually watch this one.

3. If you were on the housewives, what would your tagline be? This is a funny question. Mine would be "I don't got time for stupid." lol xD

4. Best Hair and Makeup?

I really like Kyle Richard's hair. It always looks so thick and shiny and long.

I think Lizzie Rovsek has pretty makeup. She looks like Sophia Loren to me.

5. Who's closet would you shop?

There are no plus size housewives, so I wouldn't fit into any of their clothes. I am more of a casual dresser, and most of the housewives dress up too much for my personal taste.

6. Who's house would you want to live in?

I don't think I would want to live in a big house. A lot of their houses seem too fancy for me. They wouldn't feel warm and cozy to me. I have never seen inside one of their homes and thought that I really like their style of decorating or anything. The only thing I like is when someone owns a pool. I wouldn't mind owning a pool. 

7. Best looking husband?

I think Mauricio is handsome.

Apollo is handsome too.

8. Who's bad side would you never want to be on?

Teresa has a bad temper! She is the one that flipped the table over one time! And she looks really strong. I think she could beat me up.

9. Who starts the most drama?

Tamra makes things up! She is always lying! I think she does it to make drama on the show. She acts like she is friends with one person, and then goes behind their back and talks bad about them and tries to be friends with someone else. I don't trust her. 

10. Who's family do you feel the most sorry for?

I feel sorry for them because it seems as though the husband is going to go to jail, and I just feel sorry for their girls. I don't think they will do well with their dad in jail. I feel bad whenever I see the older daughter cry. I just think it's a sad situation. I feel bad for Teresa, how she feels like she has to hold it together for her family. That family needs counseling.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

FCS Fall Soap Box: The Wizard of Oz / Wicked!

Fortune Cookie Soap is an Indie company that makes bath and body products. I heard about it from xsparkage and grav3yardgirl on Youtube. If you get a subscription to the soap box it comes every season and features new products from the website. This summer it had the Candyland theme, and everything smelled like candy. At Winter the theme was The Nightmare Before Christmas, which is one of my favorite movies. It seemed like a really fun box to get.

This is my first box. I was so excited to get it. I went on Facebook to like Fortune Cookie Soap and I caught a glimpse of what the theme would be for this fall. I knew it would be The Wizard of Oz with the picture of the witch's hat, the yellow brick road, and the rainbow! That movie although it traumatized me, was my favorite childhood movie. I have seen it about a million times. So this box was perfect for me. I used a discount code for my first box, so it was only $2! You can go to Youtube and find someone doing a review of the box and often they will have a discount code in the description bar. The box comes with one full size product (which is the fortune cookie soap) and 7 sample sizes. The sample sizes are big, so you can get a lot of uses out of it.

On the top it comes with a card that says, "Witch, Please! Soon you will feel nothing at all, except beautiful wickedness."

You open up the card and it comes with a list of what is in the box with a picture and a description of the smells. At the top it says, "Welcome to Fortune Cookie Soap's 2014 Fall Soap Box! A wicked mashup of an old classic and a current Broadway hit." I have not seen the musical, but I've read the book, and I've looked up the musical online to watch some of the songs. I would love to see it!

On the back of the card is a coupon code for $10 off any purchase you make on the website. I'm not sure if it is only for this theme or for anything on the website. 

1. "There's No Place Like Home" Fortune Cookie Soap: Oh my gosh! I love the way this smells! This smells like apple cider to me. Every soap box comes with a full size soap in the shape of a fortune cookie, including a fortune inside! This looks like Dorothy's ruby red slippers. It is glittery and everything. My fortune says, "Too much of a good thing is wonderful." The soap box always has little things inside the box to go with the theme. There are green "worms" filling the box. I think they are green because of the green faced witch. They have little confetti black witches. I found one little Toto dog, you can see under the soap, and I think the circles are supposed to be bubbles that Glinda flies in. 

This is what the card says: "Close your eyes and repeat after me...Curled Macintosh apple peels lovingly kissed with a hint of cinnamon, allspice and clove, make this fragrance warm and cozy, just like home - as long as home's not in Kansas! :)" 

My Review: This has a ton of red glitter! It is everywhere. I took a bath, and the glitter is all over in the water and my skin. I'm not sure what to think of this. In a way I like it because of course her ruby red shoes would have red glitter shimmering, but at the same time I don't want it on my body. lol! It smells so good. The soap seems so slippery that it will fall off the side of the bathtub. They sell wooden soap dishes, so the soap can sit on it and stay put. I might want to get one of these. It costs $4.99. I know that when the soap gets small you can buy an Exfoliating Soap Saver Bath Accessory. You can still use the soap to the last bit. It costs $4.49. It is a little drawstring bag that you can put the soap inside. The soap costs between $3 and $4. I decided not to use this soap because I don't like the red glitter everywhere. I prefer using a shower gel rather than a soap anyway. And I put the gel into a loofah. But I think for novelty sake it was cool how the soap looked just like Dorothy's slippers.

2. Roy G. Biv OCD Hand Sanitizer: I think it is funny they have a hand sanitizer named OCD. Bunny (grav3yardgirl) didn't know what Roy G. Biv was and if you don't know it is the colors of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. One of the very famous songs from The Wizard of Oz is "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." I have a friend who never has seen the movie, but they have at least heard that song. One of their hand sanitizers runs a little under $3.

This is what the card says, "A full spectrum of bright citrus notes and florals against a cool fall background. Dusky breezes and bonfires, wind-blown leaves and charred woods brightened by notes of lemon, mandarin, cotton blossom and soft vanilla." I like how they keep the theme going with the season of fall.

My Review: I can smell the lemon in this. It is a very good, refreshing smell. I heard that it is still important to wash your hands, but putting hand sanitizer on afterwards is always good too. My hands also feel soft after using this. That might be my imagination. No it isn't! It is supposed to be moisturizing. The website says, "If you are looking for a moisturizing hand're in luck!! This stuff is packed with so many moisturizers and vitamins your hands feel like you've treated them with lotion. A portion of the proceeds goes towards supporting the work of the International OCD Foundation, an organization that is very near and dear to our hearts." I like how they do the donation, and it is not just a joke to them. My hands do feel like I have put lotion on them. I work at a school, so this will come in handy for me (no pun intended). 

3. No Good Deed Whipped Cream: There are four different scents. It says, "Witch one will you get?" It goes on to describe each scent. I think the whipped cream is new because I don't see it on the website. It might be the body butter with a different name.

What the card says: "Good thing there's no punishment for smelling amazing - we like to think of it more as a public service, anyway! Creamy pumpkin puree, ground cinnamon, Vermont maple syrup, rum, french vanilla and caramelized sugar." I think it is playing off of the saying, "No good deed ever goes unpunished." I'm not really sure how that relates to The Wizard of Oz, so it must have to do with the musical.

My Review: This smells just like pumpkin pie. I love it! It is a nice thick cream. I know you can get two different kinds of lotions from FCS, a body lotion which is thinner and a whipped cream. This is like a body butter. It smells so good! It smells like you could eat it. Now I can smell the maple syrup. This is what I think fall smells like. Interesting note...I was so impressed with this smell I gave it to my parents to smell and they didn't know what it smelled like. My mom thought it was frosting, and my Dad could smell the maple syrup after I named the scents. So not everybody will smell the same thing. My initial reaction was it smelled just like pumpkin pie, so that must have been the pumpkin puree. I just took a shower and put this all over. The smell is so good. It really smells like fall to me. I might have to buy the full size of this. It does a good job moisturizing the skin too. I think I will buy the full size of this with my $10 coupon.

4. Swankified Walnut Facial Scrub: The idea of walnuts in a facial scrubs sounds too abrasive to me, so I will have to see how I like this. I wanted to see what "swankified" had to do with The Wizard of Oz or Wicked, so I googled the word and looked it up in the urban dictionary. It is a variant of swanky, trendy, nice, cool, especially: describes places to go. It is from Wicked. "Fiyero: So! What's the most swankified place in town? Glinda: That would be the Ozdust Ballroom. Fiyero: Sounds perfect!" 

What the card says: "As we continue to expand our skincare line, we'd like to introduce you to our new daily scrub! We had your face in mind, but feel free to "swankify" all your parts! Bunches of ripe bananas mashed into sweet, sugary cake batter, then topped with walnuts and baked to a golden brown. *see website for ingredient list"

My Review: I can smell the walnuts. I wouldn't use it daily on my face. I think using a scrub daily on the face would be too much. I might use it on my face once a week. According to the card, it sounds like you can use it all over the body. I might try that too. I used it and the smell of walnuts was a little too much for me. I guess I don't like the smell of walnuts. I like to use Freeman's Beautiful Facial Exfoliating Scrub in Pink Grapefruit. That smells good and is invigorating to me. I also liked the Saint Helene's Oatmeal 'n Honey Natural Facial Scrub better than the walnut scrub. Also, I think it might be too harsh on the skin. The beads were quite big. I like the beads to be smaller. I don't think I will use this on my body either because of the smell. I prefer to use Tree Hut's Shea Sugar Scrub in Tropical Mango. 

5. Miss Popular Bubble Bath Powder: I was guessing this had to do with Glinda because she rides in bubbles in The Wizard of Oz, but I didn't know how it had to do with "Miss Popular" until Bunny (grav3yardgirl) said it was from Wicked. I looked it up, and it is one of the songs in the musical. Popular from Wicked

What the card says: "As bubbly and sticky sweet as they come, but maybe not quite what you'd expect, with a depth of scent that is both unexpected and enchanting. The most delectable, sweet, honey nectar shamelessly flirting with touches of star anise, star jasmine, sweet orange and blushing violet." This does smell very sweet.

My Review: It is wrapped with a cute pink bow, just like Glinda. It also looks like there is glitter in it. In the bag I can smell the honey and orange. I am guessing you pour some in when the water is running in the bath and it will make bubbles. That is what I did. I poured it all in when the tap was running. It made some bubbles, but not as much as I like. I'm comparing it to a Lush product I think. It didn't turn the water a different color. I didn't notice it being moisturizing, and I also didn't notice the smell. I also used the soap, and that smell was overpowering any other smell. All I could smell was apples and cinnamon, which isn't a bad thing to smell. I wouldn't purchase this.

6. Hair Flip Hair Oil: If you watch the video clip of Popular you can see why this is called "Hair Flip." The card says, "The beauty of what we do here at FCS, is that if we decide we want something new, we just go ahead and make it! *hair flip!* Please give a round of applause for our new custom blend of oils, formulated to nourish and repair dry, damaged hair. 1-2 drops is all you need for ultimate shine without greasy residue. Strands of sweet hazelnut woven throughout rich, buttery vanilla cream."

My Review: It smells like nut with vanilla cream. It reminds me of Argan Oil. I'm not sure if this is for wet hair or dry hair. When I put it through dry hair it makes my hair smell so good! There is no greasy residue. Maybe it is for dry hair. I took a shower today, and I'm going to only put this in my wet hair and see what happens. I put more than 2 drops in my hair because I have a lot of hair. In my hands it smells like kettle corn! Maybe I am smelling the rich, buttery vanilla cream. I don't smell hazelnuts at all, which is good because I don't think I like the smell of nuts. My hair doesn't get frizzy! So it does everything I want a hair oil to do basically. I wouldn't buy the full version because I already have hair oil. I might purchase this depending on the price. This hair oil is magical! :o For the first time with using this oil I straightened my hair, and I only had to straighten a few strands! This oil not only gets rid of my frizz, but it helps to get it straight, at least after I blow dried it. And I don't do any fancy blow drying techniques to get my hair straight, so I attribute all the straightening effects to the oil. 

7. Flying Monkeys Personal Space Air Freshener: Some people are more afraid of the flying monkeys from The Wizard of Oz than the Wicked Witch of the West. Personally, I was afraid (and fascinated) by the witch.

What the card says: "Mischief is in the air with this fruity, breezy blend of peach, watermelon, neroli and jasmine with air and aquatic notes. But the real star of this fragrance? Fresh, ripe bananas!"

My Review: I can smell the peaches in this. I have a fan on, so I don't know if that effects the smell taking up the room. It was hard for me to smell it, I think because of the fan blowing the smell away. I sprayed it on a blanket and I could smell it better. This is what the website says about their air fresheners: "Freshen up your space, wherever that might be! Perfect for dorm rooms, shared bathrooms or that annoying stinky family member! Freshens and deodorizes linens, towels and clothing with a unique conditioning agent. Septic tank safe. Environmentally friendly." Now when I smell it I can smell the bananas. This would be nice to spray on pillow cases. I get it! Bananas and monkeys! lol! I sprayed this again in the bathroom, and the scent is very very soft. I'm use to harsher air fresheners. I can barely smell this. I wouldn't purchase the full size.

8. The Shiz Perfume Oil: This is a tiny sample of perfume, but rather than long and skinny it is short and fat, so it probably has the same amount of perfume as a sample I'm familiar with.

What the card says: "Normally you wouldn't want to smell like shiz, but in this case - it's a good thing! What?? It wouldn't be an FCS Soap Box card without an inappropriate remark or two! ;) A woodland hike through damp balsam woods, with top notes of maple leaves blowing through new dawn blossom, laurel and sweet clove."

My Review: This smells very woodsy. I don't think I would want to wear it. It smells good, but not like the kind of perfume I would normally wear. I might give this to my boyfriend.

9. $10 Coupon: What am I going to get with my coupon code? I don't know if this is only during the "launch party" on August 29th, and if I can only choose the newest items. It really depends if I have the whole website to shop on. If I could only choose from the Witch, Please collection I think I want to get Green Is The New Black Whipped Cream if it is not sold out too soon. Out of all the whipped cream descriptions this one sounded the best to me. This is what the card says, "Because orange would have been too obvious! Sweet pumpkin pie filling with the perfect touch of cinnamon, ginger and brown sugar, finished with a generous dollop of fresh whipped cream." Doesn't that sound wonderful?! I really like the Hair Flip Hair Oil. I might have to get that instead or in addition to. Once I decide what I will get I will add it to this section of the post.

Overall, I am very happy to get my soap box! This will be a fun thing to look forward to every season. I love the theme! I also like the funny things the card says. I've watched people on Youtube do reviews of the soap box and it is always funny to hear what the card says. It's not your typical subscription box card.